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Ancient Japanese Proverb

Japanese 101: Learning Japanese the easy way

Ancient Japanese Proverb thanks to Roy Taylor

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Silence is safer than speech. - Epictetus

I'd give that picture a Japanese Academy Reward! - Archie Bunker

Ratify: To use a spell and turn a person into a rodent - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

A fool is known by his speech; and a wise man by silence. - Pythagoras

Many attempts to communicate are nullified by saying too much. - Robert Greenleaf

To a child's ear, 'mother' is magic in any language. - Arlene Benedict

I look like I'm Chinese or Thai or Japanese - very different. - Mary Kom

Extremists think 'communication' means agreeing with them. - Leo Rosten

Silence is the language of God; it is also the language of the heart. - Sivananda

Wisdom is knowing when to speak your mind and when to mind your speech. - Evangel

Our waking hours form the text of our lives, our dreams, the commentary. - Unknown

Dreams say what they mean, but they don't say it in daytime language. - Gail Godwin

It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech. - Mark Twain

I don't care what you say about me. Just be sure to spell my name wrong. - Barbra Streisand

Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing. - John Erskine

A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the first word you thought of. - Burt Bacharach

Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

I am going to give a long speech today. I haven't had time to prepare a short one. - Winston Churchill

Speak when you're angry and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret. - L.J. Peter

Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree. - Ezra Pound

Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another language. - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

If it weren't for the Japanese and Germans, we wouldn't have any good war movies. - Stanley Ross

Language is our meeting place, the sea we live in... it is the common ground of our humanity. - Toby Wolfe

It's a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water. - Franklin P. Jones

The trouble with her is that she lacks the power of conversation but not the power of speech. - George Bernard Shaw

In the places I go there are things that I see that I never could spell if I stopped with the Z. - Dr. Seuss

Give me a few lines of a man's handwriting; that will be sufficient for me to get him hanged. - Cardinal Richelieu

Fashion is free speech, and one of the privileges, if not always one of the pleasures, of a free world. - Alison Lurie

Although he tortures the English language, he has not yet succeeded in forcing it to reveal its meaning. - J B Morton

A dinosaur out of context is like a character without a story. Worse than that, the character suffers from amnesia. - Jack Horner

The Internet is the most important single development in the history of human communication since the invention of call waiting. - Dave Barry

The wise man is but a clever infant, spelling letters from a hieroglyphical prophetic book, the lexicon of which lies in eternity. - Thomas Carlyle

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. - Nelson Mandela

"I am" is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that "I do" is the longest sentence? - George Carlin

Heard about the young deaf boy who used sign language?
One day he told his mother a dirty joke and she washed his hands out with soap. - Red Skelton

The best managers figure out how to get great outcomes by setting the appropriate context, rather than by trying to control their people. - Reed Hastings

Music is a language that doesn't speak in particular words. It speaks in emotions, and if it's in the bones, it's in the bones. - Keith Richards

Good content should be at the heart of your strategy, but it is equally important to keep the display context of that content in mind as well. - Tim Frick

I remain convinced that obstinate addiction to ordinary language in our private thoughts is one of the main obstacles to progress in philosophy. - Bertrand Russell

No matter how bad things are, they can always be worse. So what if my stroke left me with a speech impediment? Moses had one, and he did all right. - Kirk Douglas


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